Author Archives: Cathy

In a Vase on Monday: Slow Boat

‘I’d like to get you on a slow boat to China All to myself alone…’ Inspired by the use of a gravy boat as a vase and the presence of the three Chinese sampans made out of shells, this fragment … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Clematis, the Rector and Other Stuff

Most visitors this year seemed to comment not just on the roses but on the clematis too, although in fact there are a number which were not yet flowering, like ‘John Huxtable’, above. I have to agree that all those … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Indulgence…

It was only yesterday that I realised how close it was to the end of the month – my mind clearly hasn’t been thinking beyond the dates of our garden openings, so we are fortunate to still have timely photographs … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Blue Angels

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In a Vase on Monday: Tea, Anyone? Cake?

With our second open garden afternoon yesterday, I knew I would not be able to squeeze in the creation of a vase for today’s IAVOM, but had the presence of mind to take a few photographs of one of the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: In-between

We are in-between garden openings at the moment, with a group visit a week ago, the first general opening on Wednesday, and our second and last general opening tomorrow. Unless there are later group visits booked, that will be it … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Morning Mist on a Cloudless Day

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In a Vase on Monday: Strong Deliverer

I really tussled with the title of today’s vase, but in the end have gone with my gut, the fiery contents eliciting snatches of the classic hymn ‘Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer’ and the fiery cloudy pillars it refers … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Phew!

Phew…what a scorcher it was yesterday! Phew! What a hectic afternoon it was on Thursday! Whew! What a relief it is to have some rain today! Take your pick… On Thursday afternoon we had our only (so far) booked group … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: a Most Unexpected Pleasure!

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